Virginia State Route 235

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State Route 235 marker

State Route 235
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 5.05 mi[1] (8.13 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 / SR 619 near Fort Belvoir
  George Washington Memorial Parkway in Mount Vernon
North end: US 1 / SR 836 in Hybla Valley
Location
Counties: Fairfax
Highway system
SR 234 SR 236

State Route 235 (SR 235) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 5.05 miles (8.13 km) between intersections with U.S. Route 1 (US 1) in Fort Belvoir and Hybla Valley. SR 235 forms a southeast loop off of US 1 through the community of Mount Vernon in southeastern Fairfax County, connecting US 1 with Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George Washington, and the southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Route description[edit]

SR 235 begins at an intersection with US 1 (Richmond Highway) just east of Fort Belvoir opposite the entrance to Woodlawn, a portion of George Washington's estate that also contains the 20th century Pope-Leighey House. The state highway heads southeast as Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, a two-lane controlled-access highway. SR 235 passes a recreation of George Washington's Gristmill, crosses Dogue Creek, and passes an entrance to Fort Belvoir. The state highway curves to the northeast and intersects Old Mill Road and Ferry Landing Road, both part of SR 623, an oblique intersection just west of Grist Mill Park. SR 235 continues east, curving toward the south and intersects another Old Mill Road and SR 623, now named Old Mount Vernon Road, before reaching the Mount Vernon plantation, a National Historic Landmark. The roadway continues east as George Washington Memorial Parkway, which serves the estate then follows the Potomac River as a four-lane automobile parkway north to Alexandria and Washington. SR 235 turns north onto Mount Vernon Highway, a two-lane highway without access controls that passes through the Mount Vernon community. The state highway passes Mount Vernon High School and meets SR 623 (Old Mount Vernon Road) on a tangent before reaching its northern terminus at US 1 (Richmond Highway) in Hybla Valley.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Fairfax County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Woodlawn 0.00 0.00 US 1 (Richmond Highway) / SR 619 (Old Mill Road) to I‑95 south – Gunston Hall
Mount Vernon 3.03 4.88 G.W. Parkway north – Mount Vernon South end of the GW Parkway
5.05 8.13 US 1 (Richmond Highway) / SR 836 (Buckman Road) to I‑95 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

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